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    Sleeping with the enemy

    If a place already "knows you as a winner" they should not be allowing you to play in the first place. So that doesn't really make any sense.
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    Sleeping with the enemy

    Really good points! If there is a dealer just standing at an empty table the house is losing whatever they pay that dealer per hour (obviously peanuts) but nevertheless, negative EV and AV. Now if a card counter sits down and attains a 1% edge but also lures in two plops/ half-ass basic strategy...
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    Cut Card Advantage

    Thank you for sharing this Zero. Very helpful video!
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    Cut Card Advantage

    Thank you Don. Very descriptive and informative tables. Much like your books! I feel honored to receive a reply from one of the top legends in the history of this game. -Tuck
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    Cut Card Advantage

    At least where I have seen this, most dealers allow cutting 15 cards off. It makes sense that if they are sloppy enough to show the bottom card post shuffle, they also would not care about the cutting rules. Good point with the 10 card situation. It definitely takes more practice to pull that...
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    Cut Card Advantage

    Hello all, I recently have been trying to get into more advanced AP techniques. I have seen before on a DD game that when the dealer pulls the cards out of the ASM they reveal the bottom card. I have become pretty accurate (at home) at cutting exactly how many cards I desire to deliver that card...
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    Rookie starting out needing advice!!!

    Good luck getting an answer to that! Try the free content on CVCX. Or if you're going to be a serious player buy the software (recommended) but even the free calculators will have what you are looking for as far as trip BR to your desired trip ROR
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    First 100 hours

    The "SCORE" of 37 is VERY low. Due to below average PEN and not betting full Kelly. With closer to 70% PEN and a 1 Kelly factor it would be very close if not impossible to not show a profit after 1K hours. Green chipping is quite risky with only a 10k BR (my opinion). I do understand from your...
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    First 100 hours

    If you have the BR to make it to the 1,000 hour point (which by the way you're talking of losing half your BR in a couple days- I would question if you are over-betting) it would be nearly a mathematical impossibility to be down. Assuming around 100 hands/hour and decent rules/pen. Even with a...
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    New Member From Midwest- "Tuck"

    Michigan, Wisconsin, and Minnesota
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    New Member From Midwest- "Tuck"

    Thanks LVB! I've found that is the best approach to those situations. Sometimes the annoyance of ploppies gets to me and I'll have a lot of fun screwing with them. As an example: say I stand on 16 vs. 10. And "mess up the table" if ploppy says "c'mon you gotta take your hits" I might say "no...
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    New Member From Midwest- "Tuck"

    Thanks for the reply Steve! Unfortunately I would have been too young to gamble 15 years ago! I'll humor you with a story though. Not too long ago I was playing a game heads up with a slightly positive count situation. Another player asks if they'd like me to wait for the end of the shoe before...
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    New Member From Midwest- "Tuck"

    Greetings fellow card counters! I have been studying, practicing, and playing Blackjack seriously for about two years. Up until now I have been going about it entirely solo. Although I have read countless forums, and listened to several podcasts. I'm wondering if any of you brilliant minds are...
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